Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

American Journal of Psychiatry: Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder According to this study, drug treatment of veterans with opioid use disorder increased during the first year of the pandemic. This suggests that the rapid shift from in-person to telehealth visits at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical [...]

2022-08-08T14:14:52-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Senate Includes Numerous Telehealth Provisions in the FY 2023 Senate Appropriations Committee Report

On July 28, 2022, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Report for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations, as well as the bill text making appropriations for these departments for FY2023. The report includes specific instructions with respect to the appropriated [...]

2022-08-04T11:33:19-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Alliance for Connected Care Applauds the House for Advancing Telehealth Coverage for Seniors

WASHINGTON D.C. July 27, 2022 – The Alliance for Connected Care (the Alliance) applauds U.S. House lawmakers for their commitment to protecting telehealth access through the passage of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (H.R. 4040). This legislation would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to have access to telehealth until at least [...]

2022-08-08T12:38:00-04:00July 27th, 2022|

Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care

Annals of Internal Medicine: Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care Telehealth strategies to supplement or replace in-person maternity care may affect maternal health outcomes. The purpose of this rapid review was to evaluate the effectiveness and harms of telehealth strategies for maternal health care given the recent expansion of telehealth [...]

2022-08-08T14:18:23-04:00July 26th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – July 25

This update includes: Uniform Law Commission's (ULC) model legislation for telehealth OIG Special Fraud Alert House Committee on Rules Announcement on the Mark Up of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021 the Uncap America Act (S. 4590) and notable research and news developments

2022-07-27T15:32:49-04:00July 25th, 2022|

Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control

JAMA Internal Medicine: Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control According to this study, a comprehensive approach to telemonitoring type 2 diabetes bolstered glucose control in tough-to-manage patients. The study found that, compared with telemonitoring/care coordination, comprehensive telehealth improved multiple [...]

2022-08-08T14:21:27-04:00July 25th, 2022|

The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities

Brookings Institute: The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities In this Brookings report, researchers propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery. They also argue that [...]

2022-08-08T14:19:55-04:00July 25th, 2022|

Contraceptive care service provision via telehealth early in the COVID-19 pandemic at rural and urban FQHCs

The Journal of Rural Health: Contraceptive care service provision via telehealth early in the COVID-19 pandemic at rural and urban FQHCs The purpose of this study was to investigate telehealth use for contraceptive service provision among rural and urban federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Alabama and South Carolina during the initial months [...]

2022-08-08T14:01:50-04:00July 22nd, 2022|

Exercise delivered via telehealth is effective for chronic disease

MD Linx: Exercise delivered via telehealth is effective for chronic disease Telemonitoring with real time feedback from clinicians has been shown in other contexts to improve clinical markers, but this has not yet been evaluated for exercise in the chronic disease population. This study found that videoconferencing exercise interventions were effective at improving [...]

2022-08-08T14:03:11-04:00July 19th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – July 18

This update includes: Launch of the Alliance Cross-state Landing page Release of the CY2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and ASC Payment System Proposed Rule Renewal of the Public Health Emergency House Energy & Commerce Passage of Five Health and Telecommunications Bills and notable research and news developments

2022-07-19T14:11:37-04:00July 18th, 2022|
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